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February 11, 2013
Officials have re-opened roads leading to the Angeles National Forest that were closed during the weekend snowstorm. The affected roads were Angeles Forest Highway from Angeles Cres Highway to Aliso Canyon Road, Big Tujunga Road from Angeles Forest Highway to Aliso Canyon Road and Upper Big Tujunga Road. Drivers are still advised to use caution when traveling on the roads. -- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News Follow Tiffany Kelly on Google+ and on Twitter: @LATiffanyKelly .  
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | July 15, 2010
A Southern California Edison subcontractor and noted ornithologist died Wednesday after falling 200 feet while conducting surveying work in rugged terrain north of Mt. Wilson. Michael San Miguel, 70, of Arcadia, was working on an environmental survey in Angeles National Forest for a new transmission project, Southern California Edison spokesperson Vanessa McGrady said. The biologist and his colleague Jon Feenstra were standing on an embankment shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday when San Miguel fell about 200 feet into a steep gully, sustaining massive injuries.
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January 19, 2013
Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives and the Montrose Search and Rescue Team discovered human remains in the Angeles National Forest on Saturday, officials said. Authorities were searching the area near Big Tujunga Canyon Road when they discovered the remains near mile marker 2.72, Deputy Kim Manatt told the Los Angeles Times . The initial search began Jan. 9, when a hiker reported finding an apparent  shallow grave  near mile marker 2.92. No human remains were found at that time.
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March 7, 2013
Roads leading to the Angeles National Forest will close tonight in anticipation of snow. The Angeles Forest Highway from Aliso Canyon Road to the Angeles Crest Highway and the Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road from Angeles Forest Highway to the Angeles Crest Highway will close at 10 p.m. Residents can check road conditions on www.dpwcare.org or call 2-1-1 if they have any questions about accessing the roads. -- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News Follow Tiffany Kelly on Google+ and on Twitter @LATiffanyKelly
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January 9, 2013
Los Angeles County coroner's officials were investigating the site of a possible shallow grave at Angeles National Forest on Wednesday morning. Authorities have been unable to confirm whether there is a body inside the reported grave, said Lt. Cheryl MacWillie.   Investigators are working near the 292-mile marker on Big Tujunga Canyon Road, The Times reported. Hikers reported the shallow grave near a trail early Wednesday, according to KTLA-TV. -- Adolfo Flores, Los Angeles Times
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April 24, 2013
The Angeles National Forest is raising its fire danger level from moderate to high on Friday because of the virtual abse nce of rain so far this year and forest lands full of tall, dry grasses. Nathan Judy, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service, said the designation is an effort to raise public awareness about just how vulnerable the forest is to a potentially devastating and fast-spreading wildfire. While the raised fire danger level does not mean new campfire restrictions, Judy said visitors are urged to be especially careful, including making sure that they do not park their vehicles on tall grasses.
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February 13, 2014
Angeles National Forest is waiving its visitor fee this weekend in honor of President's Day.  Beginning Saturday through Monday,  visitors aren't required to purchase the usual National Forest Pass, according to a news release from John Wagner of the U.S. Forest Service.  Although the Adventure Pass fee does not apply this weekend, campground, reservation, group-site and concession prices may still be in effect, Wagner said.  ...
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By Reg Green | January 29, 2014
Entering Burned Area. Trees may fall at any time. Potential hazards include: fallen trees, flash flooding and debris flows. Do not linger under large burned trees. Avoid this area during high winds. Be alert for falling trees. So say the signs on some Angeles National Forest trails, like a warning on one of those commercials for a product that holds loose dentures in place but comes with the risk of a sudden loss of vision, fatal bleeding and other afflictions lasting more than four hours.
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December 31, 2013
If you're planning a New Year's Eve visit to Angeles National Forest tonight, then you need to leave the fireworks behind, sheriff's officials announced. The fireworks ban is year-round at the forest, regardless of weather condition or holidays, authorities said in a news release. "The use of fireworks is prohibited on all national forests," said Thomas Contreras, forest supervisor. "The regulations are enforced, and violation is punishable as a misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000, imprisonment of not more than six months, or both.
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By Ari Bloomekatz and Jason Wells | December 23, 2013
The four mountain bikers who went missing in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday were not familiar with the trail they were on and were ill-equipped for the elements, authorities said. The search began about 7 p.m. when the four cyclists were several hours late returning from their planned ride from Mt. Wilson to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Windsor turnout in Pasadena, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff's Deputy Dan Paige told NBC Los Angeles that it appeared it was first time the men - who range in age from 28 to 38 - had taken the trail.
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By Laura Tate | September 23, 2013
The scorched landscape, burned bare of any signs of life, stretched over 250 square miles. Nothing but charred land dotted with remnants of burnt trees could be seen. The devastated terrain was the result of the Station fire, Los Angeles County's largest-ever wild conflagration, which raged through the Angeles National Forest in August of 2009. Two firefighters were killed, scores of homes were destroyed, and all plant and animal life seemingly was eradicated by the fire's fury. But as La Cañada Flintridge resident and avid bicyclist Michael Caley discovered, nature is resilient.
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By Joe Piasecki and Daniel Siegal | August 31, 2013
A Placentia woman who had been missing for 10 days was found alive and in good physical condition by Montrose Search and Rescue workers on Friday in the Angeles National Forest above La Cañada Flintridge. Rescue workers found Shameca Lewis Johnson, 24, in the Switzer Falls area at about 10:45 a.m., according to a statement by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The search in the forest started Thursday evening after a hiker reported seeing a woman matching Johnson's description.
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August 30, 2013
A Placentia woman who had been missing for 10 days was found alive and in good physical condition by Montrose Search and Rescue workers on Friday in the Angeles National Forest above La Cañada Flintridge. Rescue workers found Shameca Lewis Johnson, 24, in the Switzer Falls area at about 10:45 a.m., according to a statement by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The search in the forest started Thursday evening after a hiker reported seeing a woman matching Johnson's description, was postponed after nightfall and resumed Friday morning.
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August 27, 2013
FOX 11 announced that the man who was found dead in Angeles National Forest was Martin Burns , an investigative writer and producer at the station, according to www.myfoxla.com . A hiker spotted his body in a ravine on Sunday afternoon near Inspiration Point above Altadena, authorities said. Members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Air Rescue 5 unit located the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene before he was airlifted to Farnsworth Park in Altadena, according to the Los Angeles Times . A preliminary coroner's examination determined that he died from trauma sustained during a fall from a steep trail.
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August 26, 2013
A 56-year-old Los Angeles man was found dead near Inspiration Point in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday afternoon after another hiker passing by spotted his body in a ravine, authorities said. Members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Air Rescue 5 unit located the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene before being airlifted to Farnsworth Park in Altadena, according to the Los Angeles Times . A preliminary coroner's examination determined that the man died from trauma sustained during a fall from a steep trail.
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August 10, 2013
The Sharp fire in Angeles National Forest has grown to 150 acres, but firefighters, aided now by five water-dropping helicopters, have been able to increase containment to 40%. Two firefighters, meanwhile, were treated at a local hospital after one suffered a back injury and the other a heat-related ailment, said Ryan Carey, an information specialist for Angeles National Forest, the Los Angeles Times reported .  The extent of...
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